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The Red Lion

££ - £££, British,
High street | Culworth, Banbury OX17 3NG, England
+44 1295 760050
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (4 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
High street | Culworth, Banbury OX17 3NG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in by chance having passed the inn many times over the years. Great welcome and good value for money "light lunch". Actually my ploughmans included a generous amount of cheese and ham together with a pleasant salad and pickled vegetables - lunch for two...More

Thank mtse
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

What a lovely find!! Booked because we were visiting Alton Towers for our sons birthday weekend so needed to find somewhere for dinner - reviews looked good so we took a chance. So glad we did!! Food was excellent and service was great. Bbq pulled...More

Thank dbut4204
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday lunchtime, for which you need to book, as it's popular. Pub has only c40 covers, so it's quite cosy - not the place to visit if you don't want to be overheard. Menu was good (there's an additional Roast menu...More

1  Thank ndld425
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Dinner after a few days away. The new summer menu is excellent...seasonal ingredients, great wine...and excellent value. Thank you.

1  Thank Norman G
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The Red Lion was a recommendation and thought we would try it. It was a fabulous evening, amazing food, lovely atmosphere, great bunch of staff that were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We actually felt special with the service we were given...More

1  Thank Sue F
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is a smallish pub and there aren't many tables so it's best to book, particularly for weekends. We went with friends who have been here a few times before and it was pretty good. A little cramped for space, but the menu was interesting...More

2  Thank BrushM
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Arrived for lunch at 13:50 to be told stopped serving at 13:45 perhaps the website should reflect opening hours correctly. Wasted 45 minutes traveling time!

Thank Wouldlikemore
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Use The Red Lion High Street Culworth OX17 2BD The address per trip advisor is for the wrong red lion. We went to the wrong one and were disappointed by a basic pub menu instead of the one described online.

1  Thank Brendan S
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Firstly, no Gordon’s or beefeaters gin ....what . Starters ok, husbands steak good, other chicken dish, what chicken...the smallest portion of two tiny pieces, with a massive amount of rice and beans and sweet corn, overwhelmed by the hottest sauce. Inedible, so look forward to...More

Thank treavelmad
Reviewed 31 January 2018

One of the best gastropubs I have ever visited. Sunday lunch was absolutely excellent. I chose the roast chicken with roasties and veg. which was great. Staff were very friendly, helpful and their only aim was to please to ensure that the food and service,...More

1  Thank rogerc700
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2017|
Response from Norman G | Reviewed this property |
Yes..parking at rear of restaurant...or on the street if full. Parking is not a problem.
8 November 2017|
Response from Ruth H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I dont know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High street | Culworth, Banbury OX17 3NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 760050
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